Google Cloud to provide DoD with an AI enabled cancer diagnostic system


Mallory Hackett

In collaboration with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Google Cloud will supply Department of Defense medical facilities with a prototypical artificial intelligence digital-pathology system.

The project is intended to help physicians improve the accuracy of cancer diagnoses by providing DoD medical centers with augmented reality microscopes with overlaid AI technology.

The prototype will utilize TensorFlow, an open-source machine learning platform, and the Google Cloud Healthcare API to assist military doctors in detecting cancer.

Google’s platform will be used for research only at select Defense Health Agency treatment facilities and Veteran’s Affairs hospitals. The DoD has...

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